Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Asuncion Zoo in Paraguay

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Maia  dead elephant

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old

People killed:1: Guillermo Gonzalez
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 2020-02-08
Death reason: age: heart failure
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Asuncion Zoo, in Paraguay

Date of arrival

Asuncion Zoo
Record history
History of updates2020-03-20 death report
2021-09-26: Born in Asia

Latest document update2021-09-26 10:32:44
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† Maia is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2020-02-08 at Asuncion Zoo, in Paraguay, . Official death reason described as heart failure.


Maia was born wild 1971 at Asia unspecified location.

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1972: arrived in Paraguay
2006: The female elephant Maya in Asuncion Zoo killed Guillermo Gonzalez in january 2006, a teenage visitor that went into her enclosure in order to feed her a Mango.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Maia, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Asuncion Zoo in Paraguay. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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